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Officials Say Ebola Outbreak Could Last Months

Posted: 04/08/2014 - Health officials say the Ebola outbreak in West Africa could last for months in what they called one of the most challenging episodes of the disease that the international community has faced.

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Chili's Pulls Out of Autism Fundraiser

Updated: 04/07/2014 - Chili's is backing away from plans to donate funds to a group that says autism can be triggered by vaccinations, a position that has been widely discredited by the medical community.

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Local Business Hits Home at Ball Park

Updated: 04/07/2014 - The next time you go the ball park, you'll find a new healthy option among the choices at the concession stand. A new protein drink is not only fit for athletes, but also for your family. The best part-- it's made in northern Nevada.

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Gay Men Divided Over Use of HIV Prevention Drug

Posted: 04/06/2014 - A drug hailed as a lifesaver for many people infected by HIV is at the heart of a rancorous debate among gay men, AIDS activists and health professionals over its potential for protecting uninfected men who engage in gay sex without using condoms.

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Measles Scare Continues In Berkeley

Posted: 04/05/2014 - Health officials at the University of California, Berkeley say another student has been diagnosed with measles, and they are concerned others may have been exposed to the virus

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STEMI Drill Held at Renown

Updated: 04/04/2014 - When you are having a heart attack, every minute that passes can result in greater damage to your heart. That's why emergency room doctors at Renown Regional Medical Center hold a quarterly drill, to improve response times for patients with heart disease.

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New Allergy Pill Approved

Posted: 04/03/2014 - Spring allergy season is just around the corner. If you suffer from allergies, specifically grass allergies, there's a new treatment that could replace shots, which desensitize you to a specific allergen. Its a treatment called” “immunotherapy.”

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Millions Designated For Pediatric Cancer

Posted: 04/03/2014 - A 10-year-old girl who died of brain cancer is leaving a legacy for other sick children in a new law signed by President Barack Obama.

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Lawsuit Filed Against Nevada Health Exchange

Posted: 04/03/2014 - Thousands of Nevadans could ultimately be involved in a class action suit filed against the state, the health insurance exchange, and Xerox.

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President Lauds More Than 7M Health Care Signups

Posted: 04/01/2014 - President Barack Obama says 7.1 million Americans enrolled for health care coverage by Monday's midnight deadline. He's praising the achievement of overcoming lost weeks at the start of sign-ups last fall.

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How Safe Is Your NV Healthlink Information?

Updated: 03/31/2014 - Insurance brokers and what the insurance division calls “Exchange Enrollment Facilitators,” are all busy trying to get as many people enlisted in Nevada's Health Exchange before midnight. And there's a lot of your personal information needing to be put into the system, but just how trustworthy are the people taking that information? One national publication has some pretty scathing remarks on a handful of facilitators working here in Nevada.

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Hospital Asks Patients to Get Tested for Diseases

Posted: 03/31/2014 - A San Francisco hospital has asked nearly 200 patients to get tested for HIV, hepatitis and other blood-borne diseases after it failed to properly sterilize equipment.

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New Study Finds Autism Begins In Pregnancy

Updated: 03/31/2014 - The origins of autism have always been a mystery to doctors and researchers, but now, perhaps part of that mystery has been solved.

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Monday is the Deadline to Sign Up for Health Law

Posted: 03/31/2014 - Monday is the deadline to sign up for private health insurance in the new online markets created by President Barack Obama's health care law. So far, about 4 out of every 5 people enrolling have qualified for tax credits to reduce the cost of their premiums.

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Liquid Nicotine Can Be Deadly

Posted: 03/27/2014 - Health officials are reaching out to the public, warning that the fluid used to refill electronic cigarettes can be very dangerous. It's so toxic, a teaspoon can kill a small child, but currently there are no guidelines for packaging liquid nicotine.

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Health Exchange Fees to Rise in 2015

Updated: 03/27/2014 - Nevadans who purchase health insurance through the state exchange will pay more in monthly fees next year to sustain the program.

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Tips to Avoid Springtime Allergies

Posted: 03/27/2014 - Most of us love it when spring finally gets its turn on the calendar, but for about 20% of American, the sunny skies come with pesky allergies. Fortunately, there are things you can do to keep your hay fever at bay.

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